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Poster: Freebmovies Date: Dec 27, 2009 8:01am
Forum: feature_films Subject: The Ruination of The Internet Archive

It seems that video piracy has turned a once great website into a stomping grounds for Pirated Recent Releases, porn, terrorist(Jihadists) videos and WWE t.v wrestling matches.

Most of it comes from Dvd4arabs.com, which is an Arabic forum filled with muslims who seem to take an interest in American pop culture, and i have no problem with that but they are using IA to host their obviously copyrighted material, which is not o.k.

In The past month it seems that people other than Dvd4arabs have plagued the Open Source collection with New Movies and a lot of Inappropriate material. There are plenty of other websites that WILL host your disgusting and dirty material.

The most harming of the material is the Jihadist propaganda that is becoming all-to-common on the Internet Archive. However i do believe that it does serve a historical purpose, just like the Nazi propaganda hosted on here, but the Jihadist propaganda is very recent and relevant and is glorifying the killing of American and N.A.T.O troops on Iraq and Afghanistan.

All of this has started to accumulate on IA because of the lack of moderating and maintaining of the Moving Images archive, in fact to this day there has been no activity in the Feature Films section for 60 Days!

Well i hope that someone who works for IA reads this and will do their best to keep IA great again.

Thank You For Reading,
freeBmovies

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Poster: k-otic Date: Dec 27, 2009 2:11pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Ruination of The Internet Archive

The only way to stop this would be to disable any new upload and the editing of already uploaded items until they have enough people to take care of this mess

this would be my first step

it´s simple .. logical .. and those who care about this place would understand it

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Dec 27, 2009 3:44pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Ruination of The Internet Archive

Hate to say it, but I think you're right. You don't have to worry about copyrighted stuff getting in here if nobody can upload anything. I would hate to see that happen as much as the rest of you, but what else can be done? I hope it never comes to that. This site needs moderators pronto, especially with all the copyrighted movies creeping in, but also the porn and wrestling material as well. The porn and wrestling industries are just as aggressive in protecting their copyrights as the movie business, sometimes more so. For that reason, the Archive staff needs to do more than make with the occasional token gesture or sound byte. They need to get on the ball and take some real action. People have offered to help out on a voluntary basis, and I'm willing to help out as well. I'm not sure what to do since I'm a landscaper and a bricklayer, but I would be able to tell the difference between a feature film and a music video. If I had the job, the only thing I could promise is that I would do the best that I can. I'm a pick-and-shovel guy, but I don't want to dig the Archive's grave.

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Poster: jonc Date: Dec 28, 2009 7:18pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Ruination of The Internet Archive

I don't get it with the wrestling. What's the point in pirating these? Do people not get enough of this on TV? Do they have to have their wrestling at work?

From what I can see, not many people download what gets put up here. I see one that's been downloaded 36 times in just over two months. I wonder if it's more for the entertainment of the pirater than anyone else.

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Poster: Jungle Jane Date: Dec 27, 2009 9:10am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Ruination of The Internet Archive

Posting here about this is pointless. They ( the IA staff ) obviously don't read or respond to posts in the forums.

I for a long time tried to do what you are doing ( and I applaud you for it ) and got absolutely no where with it.

Emailing lists of copyrighted material to the IA did get limited action but they never bothered to do it in a timely manner which is what is necessary to stop this stuff.

I've come to the conclusion that either they just don't care or that the statement that the IA is supposed to for PD material is just their way of getting out of trouble if they ever go to court and they'll just claim they don't have enough people to keep on top of things.

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Poster: quigs Date: Dec 27, 2009 1:09pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Ruination of The Internet Archive

I read recently the staff is substantly low and trying to remedy the situation but not enough manpower and too much information. I also read there is a new moderator name Yolanda who is trying to unravel this giant ball of cbernetic twine and it's going to take some time to do it.

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Poster: matt1900 Date: Dec 28, 2009 8:04am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Ruination of The Internet Archive

The ' Motion Picture Association of America ' is actively seeking out and successfully prosecuting those involved in copyright infringement. Penalties result in huge settlements ranging from 100's of thousands to millions of dollars. The Internet Archives are putting themselves at serous risk by hosting this pirated material. Link to MPAA webpage.
http://www.mpaa.org/piracy.asp

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Poster: matt1900 Date: Dec 28, 2009 8:45am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Ruination of The Internet Archive

#1 on the MPAA's most wanted list is an individual with the screen name ' aXXo '. aXXo is an internet legend among the p2p file sharing community. Each month millions of people around the world download dvd rips created by aXXo . This person even has a page on Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AXXo

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 28, 2009 8:56am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Ruination of The Internet Archive

considering i just spent $14.50 per ticket on a recent movie, aXXo is a working class hero :)


(not that i would even bother downloading a dvd - just not worth the bother)

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Poster: CaseySerin Date: Dec 28, 2009 5:11pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Ruination of The Internet Archive

Commentin' on:
--aXXo is a working class hero--

Indeed he is. While I give thanks for his efforts, I think this internet archive should not host movies he has liberated. The good works of aXXo and his contemporaries are available through literally hundreds of other websites and several protocols. Thousands of offerings found on the Internet Archive are available nowhere else. For that reason, it would be a shame to lose this resource due to the unwanted attention our beloved piracy sometimes brings. It is too bad the IA's caretakers have abandoned it.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 28, 2009 9:55pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Ruination of The Internet Archive

in total agreement with you Casey - kinda weird that the IA seems to care less